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Sustr returns to game vs. Devils after suffering cut to the face

The defenseman suffered the injury after breaking his visor in a scuffle with Miles Wood

by Jacob Lynn /

After suffering a nasty cut to the face early in the second period of tonight's game vs. the Devils, Lightning defenseman Andrej Sustr returned to action to begin the third period.

Sustr suffered the injury after coming to the defense of Yanni Gourde who was checked into the boards by the Devils' Miles Wood. 

During the scuffle, Sustr's visor cracked, leaving him with a cut running down the left side of his face from the bridge of his nose to the top of his mouth.

Below is a video of the play where Sustr is injured. Warning: there is blood shown. 

Watch: Sustr suffers cut to the face

After receiving medical attention in the Lightning dressing room, Ondrej Palat posted a photo to his Instagram story showing a long line of stitches on a smiling Sustr's face.

Sustr - and a brand new visor - were back on the ice at the beginning of the third period.

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